City of Alexandria Cancels Tons of Trucks and Other Weekend Events Due to Extreme Heat

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City of Alexandria Cancels Tons of Trucks and Other Weekend Events Due to Extreme Heat 

For Immediate Release: July 19, 2019

Due to anticipated extreme heat, the City of Alexandria will not hold several events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21. The extreme temperatures, combined with high humidity, can be dangerous and even life-threatening without proper precautions.

The impacted events and activities are as follows:

  • Tons of Trucks at Chinquapin Park, scheduled for Saturday, July 20, is being cancelled. The event will not be rescheduled in 2019 because it requires a full year of planning and coordination among the seven City departments that provide more than 20 vehicles for the public to explore. Visit alexandriava.gov/Recreation for details about refunds for tickets purchased in advance.

  • Family Fun Swim Night at Memorial Pool, scheduled for Saturday, July 20, is being cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Visit alexandriava.gov/Aquatics for information about upcoming outdoor pool events.

  • The free Mirror Mirror music performances by David Schulman at Waterfront Park are being rescheduled. The performance by Tillery, originally scheduled for Saturday, July 20, at 9 p.m. has been postponed to Sunday, July 28, at 8 p.m. The performance by Bonnie Lander originally scheduled for Sunday, July 21, at 8 p.m. is being postponed to August 15, at 9 p.m. Visit alexandriava.gov/Arts for information.

For more information about staying safe during excessive heat and other weather-related information, visit alexandriava.gov.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

For a reasonable disability accommodation, contact Kelly Gilfillen at kelly.gilfillen@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4644, Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/110657.

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